Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

The dome shape of the Silver Mountain building features a powerful outline and represents a remarkable landmark of the Senzoku Gakuen campus. Such a peculiar silhouette is a result of the building’s functional needs. The eye-catching 3-storey structure designed to host mainly rehearsal studios is a reinforced concrete shell with […]

Theme Pavilion, Qinddao

The World Horticultural Expo that took place the Chinese city of Qingdao and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. The main theme of the expo was ‘From the Earth, For the Earth’ and aims to encourage the exchange of culture, technology and horticultural knowledge. In its design for the […]

Ninja Star Shaped Pavilion, Tokyo

Architecture graduate students and design professionals at the Digital Fabrication Lab at the University of Tokyo collaborated on the design and construction of a unique and temporary pavilion. Constructed of prestressed cables and compressive steel components, the pavilion is built upon Buckminster Fuller’s principles of tensegrity. The pavilion was titled “Ninety-Nine Failures” after […]

Beersheba Station Bridge, Israel

Tel-Aviv firms Bar Orian Architects and Rokach Ashkenazi Engineers have built a bridge in the Israeli city of Beersheba, featuring arches that create the shape of two eyes. The 210-metre-long bridge traverses a series of railway tracks, providing a link between the Beersheba North Railway Station and the Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park. Bar Orian and Rokach Ashkenazi won an […]

Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Korea

The renovation of 1988 Olympic Gymnastics Arena is a National competition wining project. As one of Korea’s most prominent cultural performance venues, the building’s architecture, and its location within the Olympic Park, has a significant cultural importance, as well as representing the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Games an important […]

Solar Wave Canopies

The Solar Wave Pavilion is one in a series of conceptual designs that explore new ways in which to merge the use of alternative energy gathering and storage systems, into the contemporary built environment. Many of these design proposals are meant to be used as structures that function as public […]

La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux

This building does not resemble any recognizable shape because it is an evocation of the soul of wine between the river and the city. A strong architectural statement, La Cité du Vin stands out with its bold curves and shape. An iconic building, this golden frame hosts a Cité within […]

Inoxia Apartments, Nantes

Angular balconies edged with bands of reflective steel surround this apartment building in the French city of Nantes, providing occupants on each level with unobstructed views of the sky. The Inoxia project was designed by Paris firm Christophe Rousselle Architects as part of the regeneration of an area around the […]

Fiery Golden Moon Pavilion Lights, Honk Kong

The gorgeous Golden Moon Pavilion popped up in Hong Kong for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which attracted 500,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Designed by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design (LEAD), the fiery Golden Moon is made from a steel geodesic dome, bamboo scaffolding, fabric panels and LED […]